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Old 05-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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We have been RVing for over 20 years and have only had one clearance issue, and there was a warning sign, and we were on a 1.5 lanes wide road in zip.nuthin Maine, where we truly did not belong.

Curious about real-world experiences from all of you.

Has a clearance AP on a GPS made a difference?

Where were you when you had clearance issues?

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We have a Rand McNally 5510 and it definitely was wrong on clearance one time. We were in Mackinaw City MI and stopped to visit a light house there. After the visit the Rand was telling us to go straight ahead and directly in front of us was a bridge clearly posted for 10' 6" and we had the Rand set for 12'. Now, has it routed us around any low clearances, I have no idea, since if it did I am not aware of it. It does try to send us down roads that I truly think are not suited for a 22K rig. So, the word of the day continues to be caution and re-checking routes by trucker's maps.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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I use the RV Road Trip Navigator to plan our routes and it is set to give me warnings along the route and the area around the planned route. It hasn't been wrong yet, but, I also double check it against a truck route atlas just to be sure. While traveling, too, if I see my "route" break off to a "Truck Route", I always take the truck route...if they want the big rigs to go that way, I'll take the hint.
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There is one sharp corner going under a train track in Michigan that gets mostly semis and some RV's stuck quite often. As soon as the semi's go that way once they figure out to take different roads the next time but their GPS's and companies route them down that road all the time. It's in the town of Ada, MI. Speed limit is 25mph and I go that speed when going that way because I am never sure if I am gonna see someone stuck under that overpass, lol, I certainly do not want to go too much faster and run into them.
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I used it the other day just heading to get propane and the GPS routed me through small industrial park back roads headed toward an 11' low bridge. I am 13' tall! &@$/!!! And it is set up for RV mode. Particularly brilliant technology because there was a faster shorter more direct route using 2 highways that the GPS couldn't figure out.
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America Independent Truckers Association lists all the low clearances along most highways. easy to use.

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America Independent Truckers Association lists all the low clearances along most highways. easy to use.

Low Clearances
Thanks Hooligan!
Thanks to all of you for your responses.
I'm thinkin my old Garmin and the Low Clearances link will do the trick!

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